About the HR GO group

Effective communication, a clear heritage and a great work / play ethic allows the HR GO group to perform at its best.
Oh, and meet Betty the Bear, the star of our Diamond Jubilee, named after our founder Betty Parkinson.

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Board of Directors

Our board of directors
play an active part in the
day to day running of
the company

Our Heritage

Our heritage spans
over six decades


Corporate Social
Responsibility plays a
big part within the
HR GO group

Acts of Kindness

All staff are allowed
2 days paid leave to
do good things for
the community

Board of Directors

Roddy Barrow
Group MD

John Parkinson

Sydney Parkinson
Director of Digital

The HR GO group's board oversee the running of the group, leaving individual brands free to manage their own businesses with a minimum of interference. Our specialist board of directors are a tight-knit team enabling us to act quickly when it comes to making a decision across the whole group.

Our Heritage

The Beginning

Find out how our business was formed way back in 1957

An Entrepreneur

As a forward thinking individual, Betty Parkinson set out to find work for people

A Family Business

We pride ourselves on
being a close-knit, family
run business, ever
since day one

Global Expansion

Betty P really laid
the foundations for the
HR GO Group and helped
it become the business
it is today

To read more about the heritage of the HR GO group, please click the link below.

Our Heritage

Acts of Kindness Community Programme

For over 60 years HR GO businesses have been playing an important part in their local communities.
In our Diamond Jubilee year we completed over 60 Acts of Kindness and raised over £55K.

Charities we have raised money for include:

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Matt and his friends
cycled from Ashford to
Amsterdam in aid of
Kent MS Therapy

HR GO employees took
part in a dragon boat
race on behalf of
Ashford Rotary Club

Marketing & Credit
Control volunteered to
marshal at the Kent
Challenger Games

Jane got involved and
helped out at her local
Dog's Trust branch

This year, we are continuing on our journey to help the community, while also spreading the word about the values of HR GO. 2017 saw many of our Consultants get really involved in participating in the ‘60 Acts Of Kindness’, and the Acts of Kindness programme has continued each year.

All employees are entitled to 2 days paid leave to participate in volunteer work in the community. 

The Chair's Fund


Any money raised for charity by our employees is matched by our Chairman to create the Chair’s Fund. Employees are then able to make requests for donations from the fund to causes close to their hearts. 

Charities that have benefited from the Chair's Fund to date include:

Leukaemia UK, Macmillan Coffee Morning, Kent MS Therapy Centre, Sands Stillbirth & Neonatal Deaths, Little Princess Trust, Kent Wish Foundation, Pilgrim's Hospices and Recruiters for Fire Relief (Australia). 


Under the Acts of Kindness Programme, each employee is encouraged to take an additional 2 days paid leave to volunteer to help local organisations.

We are happy to support our people in the personal development and boost to team spirit that comes from being able to make a positive contribution to their local communities and charities.

If you’re a client or a supplier and would like to suggest a project for us please get in touch with your main contact or send us a message using the details on our contact page.

Interested in Starting Your Own Company?

If you have any unanswered questions about Joint Ventures or wish to know more information on the Joint Venture model then please get in touch and we'll be happy to have an informal chat.